It looks like the annual Mardi Gras Parade is still going strong, despite a few challenges. Noticeably absent from this year’s festivities were the creators of the vibrant event, Mike and Katie West (who recently moved to Wales). Though temperatures dipped to single digits on this Fat Tuesday, the musicians layered up and brought the loud ruckus to the Downtown area (occasionally dipping into businesses for warmth and merriment). You can see photos (and a video) from the parade below, and look forward to it returning again next year. Photos by Fally Afani and Mike Wade.



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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